Samsung has a lot to offer when it comes to Android smart phones.
The Galaxy series from Samsung has several good phones, including smart phones with dual-SIM features. If you are looking to purchase a dual-SIM phone, you can consider S4 Mini or Grand Duos that have dual-SIM capabilities. S4 Mini is a powerful miniaturized version of the popular S4 smartphone. Samsung offers single SIM and dual-SIM models of S4 Mini. Let’s take a look at both phones and know more about their features.
S4 Mini and Grand Duos are average size phones which means you can easily hold them in your palm and use them with one hand. The external dimensions of Grand Duos are 143.5 mm (Height) by 76.9 mm (Width) and the thickness of the phone is around 9.6 mm. S4 Mini is slightly smaller and its vertical length is 124.6 mm and its width is around 61.3 mm. S4 Mini thickness is around 8.9 mm. Thus, you can see S4 Mini is not only smaller in dimensions but also slimmer than Grand Duos.
Grand Duos has a 5-inch screen while S4 Mini has a screen measuring 4.3 inches. The type of display fitted in both phones are a bit different. Grand Duos features a TFT screen while S4 Mini is equipped with a Super AMOLED display. The resolution of TFT screen is 480-by- 800 pixels which translates into a pixel density of 187 pixels-per-inch. The resolution of AMOLED display is 540-by-960 pixels that translates into a pixel density of 256 ppi. Grand Duos has Samsung’s popular TouchWiz UI while S4 Mini has Gorilla glass protective covering over the display. If you see the resolution of both displays is not that great but S4 Mini clearly has better display technology, pixel density and comparatively higher resolution.
Grand Duos and S4 Mini have almost similar camera features. Both phones have an 8MP primary camera. Grand Duos has 2MP front camera while S4 Mini has 1.9MP front camera. Features like LED flash, auto focus, face detection, geo tagging, touch focus are available in both phones. Grand Duos has additional smile detection and image stabilization feature while S4 Mini has HDR and panorama feature.
Under the Hood
Grand Duos is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz while S4 Mini is powered by a dualcore processor clocked at 1.9 GHz. Both phones have dedicated graphics chip; Grand Duos has VideoCore IV graphics chip from Broadcom while S4 Mini has Adreno 305. Grand Duos has 1GB RAM while S4 Mini has 1.5GB RAM. Both phones have 8GB internal storage space and offer an option to extend storage space through microSD card.
Grand Duos features Lithium-Ion battery rated at 2100 mAh while S4 Mini has Lithium-Ion battery rated at 1900 mAh. Battery fitted in Grand Duos offers talk time of 10 hours 10 minutes while S4 Mini battery offers talk time of maximum 12 hours on 3G networks.
You can purchase an unlocked model of Grand Duos having 8 GB internal storage space for $253.95. The price of the unlocked model of S4 Mini having 8GB internal storage space is around $294.99.